Monday, October 6, 2008

The Completely Clothed Sunset Porch Party

A Water Drinker
Three ...make that Four Whatever Wine Drinkers (I almost forgot about the girlfriend du jour of my best friend)
One Bud Light Drinker
One Bacardi Drinker
One Fancy Dancy Modelo Drinker
One wine drinker that couldn't make it because she's important at Vanderbilt Hospital and had to work all night putting people to sleep....well, under as they say.
Two wine drinkers that didn't make it because they found a beagle hit by a car on the way and rushed him to the Doggie ER and then themselves to the ER due to a bite wound.

I have THE BEST friends.

There's no jealousy. There's no favorites to sit next to at the table. Everyone has a great sense of humor. No backstabbing talk about any of the others or anyone at all. No bitterness. No anger. No cattiness.

Our salaries range from $30,000 to $300, 000 a year. Yet, there are no money issues. If we love you and you can't afford it, you'll be taken care of on our Grande Vegas Vacation planned for next year when one of us turns 50 (you'd never believe it!), my best friend turns 40 and my girlfriend turns 46. July is going to be a blast!

Last year when I had an acute reaction to the wine I was drinking (aka, I got smashed before dinner), they finished cooking dinner, didn't cut me off, prepped a decadent Salted Caramel Cheesecake that I'd cooked the day before, cleaned up the dishes and put me to bed.

We all pitch in regularly for dinner. One of us will cook the main course, the other that cook will bring a dish. If you don't cook, it's not a problem, you can bring the flowers, a cheeseball or nothing at all.

We laughed so loudly on my sunset porch, that I was afraid the neighbors would call the police. We howled with Isaac and sang his songs. We clinked glasses. Passed around the phone to see the nekkid titty pics of a new friend that couldn't make it. Tell stories. Laugh. Drink. Repeat.

We didn't get nekkid, but we did have a fantastic time!

We kissed goodbye and will wait two weeks for it to happen again. I am so lucky!

If you've not stopped by Cynical Bastard yet, pop on over. He's vlogged a toast to my "gettin' of the ring!" Stop by and say "Hola, bitches" to Jay. What a big softie! ;)

32 comments:

SkylersDad said...

You are quite blessed to have such a great group of friends!

13messages said...

This sounds like a life gone right.

Congrats on all good things.

Tina-cious.com said...

Isn't that awesome to have friends that are your family?

We have a great bunch of friends as well and we are constantly talking about how lucky we feel. :)

doggybloggy said...

hullo -despite the text being peppered with imagery I want some imagery - bring on the photos....sounds like a great time despite the lack of dipping in the skinny (mighty brisk for that up north)

Jess said...

Wow! That totally sounds like a party I would enjoy! Glad you all had so much fun! Wish I could have crashed the party myself! I would have been the one bringing a cheeseball for sure!

Ashmystir said...

Sniff. I think I'm gonna cry. Damn it. You made me mess up my make up. I to hear about friends like that. The world needs more people like em! Glad you had fun girl.

Meanwhile...I gotta get back to my unsightly cuticles.

:)

Jessica said...

Aw, sounds like fun! :)

The Daily Rant said...

You're going to go to Las Vegas in JULY????????? Are you smoking a potent crack pipe?

You might want to re-think that one.

Unless you are fond of weather that hovers in the 115-120 degree range - with no shade in sight.

Well, not that shade really matters - it's like 110 in the shade.

The Daily Rant said...

You're going to go to Las Vegas in JULY????????? Are you smoking a potent crack pipe?

You might want to re-think that one.

Unless you are fond of weather that hovers in the 115-120 degree range - with no shade in sight.

Well, not that shade really matters - it's like 110 in the shade.

Real Live Lesbian said...

I know about the heat. They PROMISED me that we wouldn't have to go outside until dark.

I should have them sign something!

weese said...

I will drink either beer or wine.
my wife only wine.
let us know what time... we'll bring a bottle ;)

Jay said...

Good times!

And I must remind you that I was naked from the waste down during that vlog, so I don't know what you mean by that "big softie" crack. LOL ;-)

small town dyke said...

I am jealous we wish we had a bigger group of friends close by. I guess that is part of the price we pay for living in a remote area.

Knight said...

Sounds like you all make a wonderful group. I'm glad you are so happy.

Lu' said...

Only thought to come to mind my dear is BLESSED :)

Akelamalu said...

You truly are blessed to have such friends. :)

Karen said...

Sounds awesome. I am totally crashing the Vegas trip!

Tod said...

Sounds like a good time and a great bunch of friends!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Especially these days it is very hard to find a group of enjoyable people who all mesh together.

Brad said...

Sounds like a perfect night. What would we do with out those that know us best and love us anyway?

cheers to you baby!

prissynotgirly said...

those are the best times!! i love them

Southern Sage said...

good friends, good times

lol@ passed around the phone!

Scarlet said...

You make us all wish we could've been there to help you celebrate...or clean up. Cynical Bastard's vlog toast to you was sweeeet. ;)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

hey, can I, um, come with you to Vegas?

Dianne said...

sounds wonderful to be surrounded by such great people :)

Jeff B said...

Way cool. Sounds like quite a group to be a part of.

I just saw the news too. Congratulations!!! May you two enjoy many years of happiness together.

JENN said...

CAN I COME HAND OUT WITH YOU ALL? MY FRIENDS SUCK!

HERE VIA BRAD AND WILL BE BACK, IF THAT'S OK?!

buffalodick said...

You had fun, and it sounds like more fun is coming!

ambergail77 said...

I want to come over for dinner. I can cook. I can buy wine. It sounds like you had a wonderful night. It is always good to have such nice friends.

Biscuit said...

You ARE lucky. I would give anything to see my friends so often.

Bina said...

"An acute reaction to wine"...

LOL I love that!

I have got to remember to use it.

Tiggerlane said...

Sounds like a great group of friends...love the part about "No backstabbing talk about any of the others or anyone at all..."

So rare among friends...you are so blessed!